School of Social Sciences

Dr. Bantu Lulu Morolong
Dr. Bantu Lulu MorolongDean - School of Social Sciences

Welcome to School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences (SoSS) at Botswana Open University (BOU) was established in 2014/2015 as the third school of the University. In the context of the broad ODL anchored vision and mission of the University, the School of Social Sciences is mandated to offer extensive opportunities for scholarship in the social, and behavioral sciences using ODL principles, approaches and methodologies. The BOU School of Social Sciences is configured to offer at all tertiary levels, a multidisciplinary spectrum of programmes from the Social Sciences and related disciplines and sub disciplines. However, the school is currently being reconfigured to expand its scope by including the Arts and Humanities, thereby facilitating the University’s responsiveness to societal concerns in these disciplines. The school integrates other key scholarly approaches such as multi-disciplinarity, inter-disciplinarity, trans-disciplinarity, and cross-disciplinarity in order to respond to the diverse and evermore complex challenges facing societies of the twenty first century. The multiple fields of study in the school prepare students to think critically about global trends in the discipline of social science. They are prepared to use empiricism to incisively analyse challenges that societies face and develop communities of practice in seeking solutions to those challenges. The school researches society and social groups, social change, and the welfare of communities. It generates new social sciences knowledge that enables it to produce independent critical thinkers who are academically well grounded in macro and micro development practice.

The BOU School of Social Sciences has three departments which are:

- Department of Community Development, Psycho-social and Behavioral Sciences

- Department of Public Administration

- Department of Environmental Studies

 

Staff members and their contact details

1. Name: Prof. Bantu Lulu Morolong
Ph. D, International/ Intercultural Educational Policy Studies & Rural Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, CANADA
Position: Associate Professor/Dean School of Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Telephone: +267 364 6004
Location: Botswana Open University Headquarters, Gaborone
Office: Floor one, No.137/138
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Areas of research interest: Lifelong, Non Formal and Continuing Education, Gender and development gender inequalities in rural contexts, gender based violence, gender and access to justice delivery systems; Gender Mainstreaming as a Transformative Strategy for Equity in Education and in the delivery of other socio- economic services, poverty and rural livelihoods, studies of social institutions with a focus on the family, indigenous knowledge systems, endogenous development, and the use of Information Communication Technologies in education and for community and rural Development


2. Name: Phuthego P. Molosiwa
Ph. D, African History with supporting field in Development Studies & Social Change, University of Minnesota, USA
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Environmental Studies
Telephone: +267 364 6125
Location: Botswana Open University Headquarters, Gaborone
Office: Floor one, Office No. B118
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Areas of research interest: African Socio-environmental History; Race, Ethnicity and Identity; Health, Disease and Medical History; Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Culture; Gender and Masculinities; Politics, Governance and Social systems.


3. Name: Boingotlo Moses
Mphil. In Applied Language Studies, University of Cape Town South Africa
Position: Lecturer/HoD – Community Development and Behavioural Sciences - School of Social Sciences
Department: Community Development Psychosocial and Behavioural Sciences
Telephone: +267 364 6079
Location: Botswana Open University Headquarters, Gaborone
Office: Floor one, No.118
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Areas of research interest: Distance education student support and motivation for life- long learning, Transactional Distance Education, multimodal and self-directed lifelong learning, Applied language Studies with a focus on socio-linguistics, multilingualism, bilingual education and intercultural communication.


4. Name: Montlenyane Madisa
Msc-Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner- Advanced Practice Area); Master of Philosophy in Health Science Education
Position: Lecturer- School of Social Science
School: School of Social Sciences
Department: Department of Community Development, Psycho -social and Behavioural Sciences
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Telephone: 267 364 6145
Location: Botswana Open University Headquarters
Office: Floor one, Office Number: B125
Areas of Research Interests:
Clinical teaching and Experiential Learning in ODL; Healthcare outcomes; Workplace inter-professional
collaboration; Evidenced based practice for primary care settings; Health promotion and Disease prevention


5. Name:   Shadreck Balisi
Position: Lecturer, Public Administration
Department:  Public Administration
Telephone:     3646134
Location:       Headquarters
Office:           B125
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Research Interest Area/s: Public Sector Reforms, Governance, Public Policy, Local Government Management, Intergovernmental Relations, Public organizations' relationships with citizens, organized interests, elected officials, legal institutions and civil society organizations


6. Name: Name: Yunobia Segokgo
Position: Centre Administrator
Telephone: +267 364 6042
Campus: Headquarters
Office: GR 134
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